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“Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.” – Dalai Lama

Loquacious (lo·qua·cious) adj Very talkative; garrulous. “The loquacious sales pitch was seemingly never ending.”

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“Tis’ better to live your own life imperfectly than to imitate someone else’s perfectly.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert, from the book Eat, Pray, Love

Penurious (pe·nu·ri·ous) adj Extremely poor; poverty-stricken; miserly. “The penurious family were forced from their home.”

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“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”– Buddha

Myopic; Myopia n.  Distant objects appear blurred – Lack of discernment or long-range perspective in thinking or planning: “Myopic thinking.”

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“One should not regret the past. One should not worry about the future. Wise men act by the present time.”  – Sanskrit Quote

Rapacious (ra·pa·cious) Adj Aggressively greedy or ravenous; plundering: “A rapacious salesman.”

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“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”

– Buddha

Mendacious (men·da·cious) adj Not telling the truth; lying: “A mendacious politician;” “A mendacious defendant.”

 

 

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“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” – Rabbi Harold Kushner

Perspicacious (per·spi·ca·cious) adj Having strong insight into and understanding of things.

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“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?” – Buddha

Frenetic (fre·net·ic) adj Fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way: “A frenetic ride on the snowboard.

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“It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.”

– Woody Allen

Bifurcate (bi·fur·cate) v Divide into two branches or forks: “The river bifurcates at the base of the mountain

 

 

 

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Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. – W. Earl Hall

Pernicious (per·ni·cious) adj Having a harmful effect, particularly in a gradual or subtle way. “The hostile takeover will have pernicious effects on the business.”

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“You don’t get to choose how you are going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you are going to live. Now.” – Joan Baez

Halcyon (hal·cy·on) Adj 1. Calm; peaceful; tranquil: “Halcyon seas.” 2. Rich; wealthy; prosperous: “Halcyon times before the recession.”

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